Just because you are now a little older does not mean you cannot be as fit and healthy as you have always been. You will need to take a bit more care with your personal health. You need to take stock of your lifestyle, what you eat, how much alcohol you drink, your weight, how much you exercise, self-check yourself and keep up regular health checks. If you smoke make the effort to stop now.
A healthy diet is key. Eat less salt, less saturated fat and five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
High blood pressure increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, but there are things you can do to lower your blood pressure. Exercise, eat well, cut down on salt, limit your alcohol intake and do not smoke.
Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of other health problems, speak to your GP who can help. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for advice.
Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older. Exercise also has a really positive effect on the way you feel.
Know your prostate
The prostate is located below the bladder. The prostate often enlarges as men get older and for most does not cause any problems.
Most men with early Prostate Cancer have no symptoms at all. Some of the symptoms of Prostate Cancer can also be caused by other prostate problems. Symptoms include:
If you experience any of these symptoms visit your GP.